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Manly Beach

One of Australia's most famous beaches, Manly Beach is a beautiful seaside town situated among the northern beaches of Sydney, in Manly, New South Wales. It is best known for being the beach where the world's first ever surfing contest was held in 1964. Lined and shaded by picturesque Norfolk pine trees, the beach curves along 2kms, and is actually three beaches in one; South Steyne, North Steyne and Queenscliff. Manly Beach offers up a truly unique landscape combination, with wide ocean beaches on one side and peaceful harbour coves on the other. Active water sports enthusiasts need look no further, as Manly Beach is host to surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkelling options, not to mention the unique saltwater swimming pools. The long, beachfront promenade is an idyllic place for a stroll, bicycle ride, jog, run, or rollerblade. 
No stay in Manly Beach is complete without paying a visit to The Corso, a lively pedestrian mall boasting over 200 bars, eateries, cafes, and retail shops, which is often also host to street performers and musicians. If the retail shops on The Corso haven't satiated your shopping needs, stop by the Manly Markets on the weekend for handmade arts and crafts, jewellery, paintings, and more.

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